We offer advanced and defensive driving courses for companies that want to lower the road risk of their company car and van drivers. Our courses are bespoke to the exact needs and requirements of businesses of all sizes and sectors across the UK.
We offer training in cars, vans for drivers of all levels of experience and skill level. We also offer courses for private individuals – More Info
Our Course Key Facts:
1. Training from £160 + VAT a driver for a 3.5hr session, based on training min 2 drivers a day, or £210 + VAT for a half day session for one driver. Discounts for bulk numbers.
2. Full UK coverage
3. Training starts and ends at your office or offices
4. We can provide training at multiple sites across the UK
5. All tutors are DVSA (Driver & Vehicle Standards Agency) Registered
6. We measure a driver in 25 key areas of driving on our reporting sheets, and rate them either Excellent, Very Good, Good, Adequate or Poor. We do this at the start of training, and at the end so you can measure their progress and overall skill level as a driver.
This report is sent as a .pdf to you after training. View this report example (opens as a new window)
We work with businesses of all sizes and sectors, which range from the NHS, well know supermarkets and high street brands, to smaller B2B and B2C companies.
How a Course Runs:
All our courses are road-based, and take place in a drivers own car/van.
1. An Initial Drive – This allows our tutors to assess the drivers level of experience and skill after the initial introductions and vehicle safety checks. We ask a driver drive the way they normally do with no input from the tutor, for around 20 minutes.
We then mark them in 25 areas of driving, either Excellent, Very Good, Good, Adequate or Poor (the average British driver is somewhere around Adequate to Good). This forms an excellent basis to build on the session, as both the driver and tutor can see the areas, which need most development. This helps create a truly bespoke training session.
2. Coaching – Based on the initial drive, the coaching will be designed around the needs and requirements of the driver, in an interactive and enjoyable way. We will be driving on a range of roads including urban driving, out of town (rural) driving, and motorway/dual carriageways. During this session there will be the chance for two way feedback, along with opportunities to recap what has been covered. More on what is taught is outlined below.
3. Debrief – At the end of the course there will be a two way debrief, where the tutor will provide feedback on the session, and where feedback from the driver is also encouraged. The tutor will again mark the driver on the 25 driving areas, which were looked at on the initial drive, making it very easy to see how the driver has improved, to what extent, and in what areas.
We provide a risk assessment for each driver at the end, which will be High, Medium or Low risk. A pdf report will be sent to you around 3 days after each training session.
Psychological Elements of Driving:
- The development of mental skills for better driving, and understanding the factors which affect your processing skills when driving
- How physiological factors affect driving, especially focusing on alertness and tiredness (when many accidents happen!)
- How to understand what causes road rage and how to defuse it
- How external stress can affect your driving and driving conduct
Observational Elements of Driving:
- How to observe and anticipate effectively and decide what to do in all driving situations
- How to scan your driving environment and understand how speed affects observation
- Understanding zones of visibility and the importance of keeping a safe distance
- Night driving and the hazards which a driver is presented with
- How to make observational links between what is seen on the road and required driver response
All Weather Driving:
- How to deal with driving in all types of bad weather and when visibility is low
- How to deal with and become aware of microclimates (essential on rural roads!)
- Introduction to the system of car control
- How to make the system of car control work for you, including the importance of taking, using and giving information
- Acceleration, using gears, clutch, braking and steering – how to develop your skill at using all these to increase safety and reduce wear on the vehicle
- How to maintain vehicle stability and to understand and avoid skids
- Recognise the cause of skids and how driver aids such as ESP and ABS help you
- Understand how a range of signals can help you on the road, including indicators, hazard warning lights, brake lights, horn, arm and courtesy signals
Vehicle and Road Positioning:
- How to position yourself in relation to approaching hazards, and for optimal visibility
- How to corner safely, and introduce the concept of the limit point
- How to overtake safely, and knowing when it is safe and not safe to overtake
- How to deal with special hazards including poor road surface, vehicles in front and behind and how to overtake on bends
Different Road Types:
- Motorways – Understand the laws relating to motorways, and what you need to do as a driver to remain safe on these roads.
- Rural roads – How to quickly adapt your driving for these roads, which are known to be the most dangerous types of road.
- Town driving – How to understand the hazards and unique features of driving in built up areas.
- Ecosafe driving – How to drive in a way which can save up to 20% off your fuel bill.
Request More Info & A Quote:
To request a quote based on the numbers you are looking at training, more information such as a report example, and our eBrochure, please complete the contact form at the upper right of this page.
A member of our team will email you with this information usually within 1 hour during working hours. You can also contact us on 0333 567 0264.